1. Hilly

    Sheep dipping certificate

    Passed mine the first year it came out early - mid 90s ? Lost the certificate and now I can’t buy dip without it and fancy dipping this year , will some one or somewhere have on record I have a certificate ? Where do I start ?
  2. Bigjon44

    Potato levy

    So has the potato levy been binned???
  3. Steevo

    Why won’t Brits pick vegetables for £30 an hour?

    Why won’t Brits pick vegetables for £30 an hour? Agricultural wages are rising sharply, but farmers struggle to find staff. How hard can the work be? ByHelen Chandler-Wilde17 October 2021 • 5:00am News Headlines News stories personally picked just for you Sign up Last year, with the pandemic...
  4. Agriland RSS

    Maincrop potato harvest: Significant variation in yields reported

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Potato packer Wilson’s Country is confirming that approximately half of this year’s maincrop is now out of the ground. However, growers throughout the country are reporting significant variations in yields. “The weather has remained good over...
  5. N

    Can increasing soil carbon also increase soil CO2 back into atmosphere?

    Finally decided to sit down and try and get my head around 'banking soil carbon' and the whole soil C sequestration thing. We are trying to increase soil organic matter (OM) levels for all the positive benefits that go with that - better soil structure, better drainage, better nutrient cycling...
  6. MarkT5

    Combination drill

    Evening folks. Looking at upgrading our drill as ours is good enough for the job any more so looking to upgrade. Would like the heavy duty power Harrow under it but unsure which drill to get. Looking at a Kuhn 3004 or Amazone kg series as had maschio and they all seem to leak from the rotors...
  7. topground

    SFI Pilot Agreement contract.

    Set out below is the text of the agreement DEFRA expect me to sign to be part of the Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot (SFI Pilot) Agreement with my details omitted. The poll is for fun (perhaps) DEFRA expect me to sign this without knowing what the payment rates will be over a three year...
  8. T

    Are Contractors rates having to go up.

    Due to the hike in machinery and fuel costs along with the increase price in electricity and the standard of living.We do a small amount of contracting and grain drying and I feel we will have to charge more to make it worthwhile. Thoughts ?
  9. C

    Agricultural Matters scares me so I'll ask it here...

    Wtf is plant based sausage?!?
  10. Agriland RSS

    New disease-free potato is resistant to blight

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland A new, disease-free potato, named CIP-Matilde, has been developed by international breeders in collaboration with farmers in Peru. All those involved with the development of this new variety claim that it is inherently resistant to late blight...
  11. Agriland RSS

    60% of urban dwellers want to grow their own produce

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland 60% of Brits living in towns and cities across the UK would like to grow their own produce, according to research by Samsung Electronics released today, Friday, October 15. This number could also rise, as 63% of Brits in cities reported feeling...
  12. Bruce Almighty

    AHDB survey

    I had the survey call this morning (01904732249) Yes AHDB do some very good work . . . But I let them know my views about Red Tractor funding from AHDB etc Reign in Red Tractor or lose the vote. Don't miss the chance to tell them what you think
  13. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Grain Market Outlook 2021

  14. Agriland RSS

    EU to hold conference on Northern Ireland Protocol later today

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Vice president of the European (EU) Commission, Maros Sefcovic, will hold a press conference later today on the topic of the Northern Ireland Protocol. The conference will take place at 5:30p.m BST today, Wednesday, October 13, a spokesperson for the EU...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    Agri-EPI appoints farming industry experts to its Board

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Agri-EPI has appointed three farming industry experts to its Board: Sarah Calcutt, Tom Hind and Allan Stevenson. Sarah Calcutt is a 6th generation farmer from the Weald of Kent. She returned to the family business in her mid-20s and has spent the...
  16. Direct Driller Magazine

    A deeper insight into soil - gamma ray spectroscopy

    Over the last two years there has been an evolution in the way that soil nutrient mapping is carried out. This has been driven by the launch of TerraMap by Hutchinsons in 2019. Terramap came at the perfect timing for farmers looking for that next level of accuracy in understanding their soils in...
  17. Agriland RSS

    LAMMA show to celebrate 40 years in January

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The LAMMA Show returns to the halls of the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on January 11-12, 2022 to celebrate its 40th year as the UK’s leading agricultural machinery, equipment and technology show. “To celebrate this important milestone in LAMMA’s...
  18. Direct Driller Magazine

    Farmer Focus - Rob Raven

    The phrase “Regenerative agriculture” is a relative newcomer to our collective vocabulary, and although it roughly describes the type of farming I attempt to practice, it is not a phrase that sits easily with me, as it is so vulnerable to being hijacked by special interest groups, and can mean...
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    Featured Farmer - Julian Gold

    Featured Farmer: Julian Gold Farm Manager Hendred Estate, Wantage, South Oxfordshire FARM FACTS FARM SIZE: 800 hectares MANPOWER: - 3 FARM TYPE: - Arable OTHER FARM TYPE INFORMATION: - Arable with sheep that graze cover crops and permanent pasture TENURE: - Owner occupied REGION: - South...
  20. Clive

    CF Nitrogen production?

    The 3 weeks of government aid are nearly over, gas prices are even higher now than when they last shut down what happens next ? Looking at the global picture there is going to be massive N shortages fir 2022 crop, that’s going to really hit world wheat stocks time to buy 2023 futures ...